Gearing Up for Rosh Hashanah
The Christians have their parable of the loaves and the fishes which fed a multitude. Today I translated that into red and white wine for a multitude of young Jews.
Temple Micah is the site of a new endeavor to attract young Jewish adults back to their religion. There will be FREE high holiday services led by our Rabbi Esther for 20’s and 30’s with a heavy dose of rock music.
I was there as the sound system was being set up for Michelle Citrin, who will be the cantorial soloist for these unique alternative services. Hers is the kind of music young people identify with.
Prior to my arrival this morning, other volunteers had cut up 50 pounds of apples and poured bowls of honey for the hundreds of young people expected to come tonight. Rosh Hashanah is the season for apples and honey. And even though no tickets are required for their service, they will be appropriately fed in true Jewish style.
My job was to pour red and white wine into enough dixie cups to give as many as 300 people a taste. With 12 bottles of what looked to be excellent wine, I figured I had to eke out 25 little cups worth from each bottle. It looked like a sea of tiny cups by the time I had finished.
So while we are singing the traditional melodies in a rather sedate service at the huge Methodist Church near AU, Temple Micah will be the scene of a much livelier worship service.
L’shana tovah to all! May you have a sweet new year!